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TrueCrypt 5.0a

Thanks Si for this belated release news on TrueCrypt, a week old but better late than never eh?

TrueCrypt is a free open-source disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux. Some of its main features include: Creating a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk, Encrypting an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive and ability to Encrypt a partition or drive where Windows is installed (pre-boot authentication).

The program has been downloaded over 4.5 million times and boasts a great following on its forums.


  • The memory requirements for the TrueCrypt Boot Loader have been reduced by 18 KB (eighteen kilobytes). As a result of this improvement, the following problem will no longer occur on most of the affected computers: The memory requirements of the TrueCrypt Boot Loader 5.0 prevented users of some computers from encrypting system partitions/drives (when performing the system encryption pretest, the TrueCrypt Boot Loader displayed the following error message: Insufficient memory for encryption).

Bug fixes:
  • On computers equipped with certain brands of audio cards, when performing the system encryption pretest or when the system partition/drive is encrypted, the sound card drivers failed to load. This will no longer occur. (Windows Vista/XP/2003)
  • It is possible to access mounted TrueCrypt volumes over a network. (Windows)
  • TrueCrypt Rescue Disks created by the previous version could not be booted on some computers. This will no longer occur. (Windows Vista/XP/2003)

    Note: If your TrueCrypt Rescue Disk created by TrueCrypt 5.0 cannot be booted on your computer, please upgrade to this version of TrueCrypt and then create a new TrueCrypt Rescue Disk (select 'System' > 'Create Rescue Disk').

  • Many other minor bug fixes. (Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux)

Download: TrueCrypt 5.0a | 2.4 MB (Freeware)
View: TrueCrypt Website
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